The densification strategy is linked to the gradual transition from surface parking to underground parking in central Randaberg. This is supplemented by a better facilitation for pedestrians and cyclists and a strengthening of the green mobility. The project aims to reach the goal of a ten-minute city, where people can reach all daily activities within ten minutes by foot from their homes. The study solves 75 % of housing needs for the next 30 years within the same short distance from the center.
The feasibility study is based on a thorough site analysis as the basis for the choices made. Regional affiliation, road system, property structure, topography, local business forms and history have shaped the settlement in Randaberg, and this historical backdrop form the basis for the proposed solution. Furthermore, emphasis has been placed upon building on and underlining goals and strategies laid down by the overarching municipal plan. Long-term development requires fidelity to goals and strategies made all the more feasible by consist implementation in leading documents.
With limited space in the center and a limited growth impetus for business and trade, it is important that all pieces are placed correctly on first attempt. The feasibility study ensures this through phase division, conscious programming and focus on temporary use – also temporary use of existing buildings for start-ups and cultural entrepreneurs. In the transformation of older buildings, strategies have been considered for reuse of building material to reduce the project’s overall climate footprint.
The central square is the heart of the village. This is closed for transit and thus becomes both larger and more people-friendly. When designing, emphasis is placed on retaining a size suitable for various activities while creating zones with varying degrees of activity level and shielding. Randaberg has particularly good conditions for facilitating trends such as sharing economy, car-free life, self-cultivation and consumption of local produce. The link to food production is proposed to be strengthened and has the potential to become a regional attraction.